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#404519 by D-ecks
Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:21 pm

You'll need:
  • USB flash drive
  • USB keyboard
  • Internet connection

NEW METHOD (untested) - Magic DNS
What to do:
0. Remove custom host from router ( if added earlier
1. On PS4 Open Network > Set Up Internet Connection
2. Select LAN or Wi-Fi -> Select your network and enter password -> Custom
3. Set everything to Automatic, Do Not Specify, Do Not use, except DNS Settings
4. In DNS Settings set Primary DNS to, secondary set to
5. Download 2 files from
6. Copy downloaded files on usb stick
7. Insert usb stick into PS4
8. Save settings and open User's Guide
9. Wait for a few seconds

OLD METHOD (use as fallback)
What to do:
  1. Read this topic
  2. Download 2 files from
  3. Format usb stick to FAT32
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  4. Copy downloaded files on usb stick
  5. Insert usb stick into PS4
  6. Get to PS4 WebKit Playground using ps4 browser (or google it)
  7. Click Load! in Linux loader box
  8. ?????
  9. PROFIT.

If you want do something in console, connect usb keyboard

Last edited by D-ecks on Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:45 pm, edited 3 times in total.
#404522 by nyx
Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:52 am
What about the userspace? Basically the entire OS. Unless that initramfs somehow has everything and can magically setup proper userspace, which is unlikely considering it's 2MB.
#404548 by nyx
Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:35 pm
D-ecks wrote:GUI coming soon, I guess.

Fail0verflow team on 32nd CCC booted very functional distro (GUI, sound, network, bluetooth) ... notes.html

Just wait some more time for fully functional linux release.

If this is the same kernel they used, then we should be able to do it now.
Just need to setup the root filesystem somewhere, setup the initramfs (if that is even necessary), and adjust the kernel boot command.

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